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John 15 21st Century King James Version (KJ21)

15 “I am the true vine, and My Father is the husbandman.

Every branch in Me that beareth not fruit He taketh away; and every branch that beareth fruit, He purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.

Now ye are clean through the Word which I have spoken unto you.

“Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abide in the vine, no more can ye, unless ye abide in Me.

“I am the vine, ye are the branches. He that abideth in Me and I in Him, the same bringeth forth much fruit, for without Me ye can do nothing.

If a man abide not in Me, he is cast forth as a branch and is withered; and men gather them and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.

If ye abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.

Herein is My Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be My disciples.

“As the Father hath loved Me, so have I loved you. Continue ye in My love.

10 If ye keep My commandments, ye shall abide in My love, even as I have kept My Father’s commandments, and abide in His love.

11 These things have I spoken unto you, that My joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.

12 “This is My commandment: that ye love one another, as I have loved you.

13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

14 Ye are My friends if ye do whatsoever I command you.

15 Henceforth I call you not servants, for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth; but I have called you friends, for all things that I have heard of My Father, I have made known unto you.

16 Ye have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit and that your fruit should remain, that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in My name, He may give it to you.

17 These things I command you, that ye love one another.

18 “If the world hate you, ye know that it hated Me before it hated you.

19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own; but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.

20 Remember the word that I said unto you: ‘The servant is not greater than his lord.’ If they have persecuted Me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept My saying, they will keep yours also.

21 But all these things will they do unto you for My name’s sake, because they know not Him that sent Me.

22 If I had not come and spoken unto them, they would not have sin, but now they have no cloak for their sin.

23 He that hateth Me hateth My Father also.

24 If I had not done among them the works which no other man did, they would not have had sin; but now they have both seen and hated both Me and My Father.

25 But this cometh to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law: ‘They hated Me without a cause.’

26 “But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of Truth who proceedeth from the Father, He shall testify of Me.

27 And ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with Me from the beginning.

John 1-8 21st Century King James Version (KJ21)

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

The same was in the beginning with God.

All things were made by Him, and without Him was not anything made that was made.

In Him was life, and that life was the Light of men.

And the Light shineth in darkness, and the darkness comprehended it not.

There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.

The same came as a witness to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.

He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.

That was the true Light which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.

10 He was in the world, and the world was made by Him, and the world knew Him not.

11 He came unto His own, and His own received Him not.

12 But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to those who believe in His name,

13 who were born not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us (and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only Begotten of the Father), full of grace and truth.

15 John bore witness of Him and cried, saying, “This was He of whom I spoke, ‘He that cometh after me is preferred before me, for He was before me.’”

16 And of His fullness have we all received, and grace for grace.

17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.

18 No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He hath declared Him.

19 And this is the record of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, “Who art thou?”

20 And he confessed and denied not, but confessed, “I am not the Christ.”

21 And they asked him, “What then? Art thou Elijah?” And he said, “I am not.” “Art thou that Prophet?” And he answered, “No.”

22 Then said they unto him, “Who art thou, that we may give an answer to those who sent us? What sayest thou of thyself?”

23 He said, “I am ‘the voice of one crying in the wilderness, “Make straight the way of the Lord,”’ as said the prophet Isaiah.”

24 And those who were sent were of the Pharisees.

25 And they asked him, and said unto him, “Why dost thou baptize then if thou art not that Christ, nor Elijah, neither that Prophet?”

26 John answered them, saying, “I baptize with water, but there standeth One among you whom ye know not.

27 He it is who, coming after me, is preferred before me, whose shoe’s strap I am not worthy to unloose.”

28 These things were done in Bethabara beyond the Jordan, where John was baptizing.

29 The next day John saw Jesus coming unto him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who taketh away the sin of the world!

30 This is He of whom I said, ‘After me cometh a Man who is preferred before me, for He was before me.’

31 And I knew Him not; but that He should be made manifest to Israel, therefore have I come baptizing with water.”

32 And John bore record, saying, “I saw the Spirit descending from Heaven like a dove, and It abode upon Him.

33 And I knew Him not. But He that sent me to baptize with water, the Same said unto me, ‘Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending and remaining on Him, the Same is He that baptizeth with the Holy Ghost.’

34 And I saw and bore record that this is the Son of God.”

35 Again the next day John stood with two of his disciples,

36 and looking upon Jesus as He walked, he said, “Behold the Lamb of God!”

37 And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus.

38 Then Jesus turned and saw them following, and said unto them, “What seek ye?” They said unto Him, “Rabbi” (which is to say, being interpreted, “Master”), “where dwellest Thou?”

39 He said unto them, “Come and see.” They came and saw where He dwelt and stayed with Him that day, for it was about the tenth hour.

40 One of the two who heard John speak, and followed Him, was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother.

41 He first found his own brother Simon and said unto him, “We have found the Messiah” (which is, being interpreted, “the Christ”).

42 And he brought him to Jesus. And when Jesus beheld him, He said, “Thou art Simon, the son of Jonah. Thou shalt be called Cephas” (which is by interpretation, “a stone”).

43 The day following, Jesus would go forth into Galilee, and found Philip and said unto him, “Follow Me.”

44 Now Philip was of Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter.

45 Philip found Nathanael and said unto him, “We have found Him of whom Moses in the Law and the Prophets wrote: Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.”

46 And Nathanael said unto him, “Can any good thing come out of Nazareth?” Philip said unto him, “Come and see.”

47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming to Him, and said of him, “Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!”

48 Nathanael said unto Him, “How knowest Thou me?” Jesus answered and said unto him, “Before Philip called thee, when thou wast under the fig tree, I saw thee.”

49 Nathanael answered and said unto Him, “Rabbi, Thou art the Son of God; Thou art the King of Israel.”

50 Jesus answered and said unto him, “Because I said unto thee, ‘I saw thee under the fig tree,’ believest thou? Thou shalt see greater things than these.”

51 And He said unto him, “Verily, verily I say unto you, hereafter ye shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man.”

And on the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there;

and both Jesus and His disciples were called to the marriage.

And when they lacked wine, the mother of Jesus said unto Him, “They have no wine.”

Jesus said unto her, “Woman, what have I to do with thee? Mine hour is not yet come.”

His mother said unto the servants, “Whatsoever He saith unto you, do it.”

And there were set there six waterpots of stone, according to the manner of the purifying of the Jews, holding twenty to thirty gallons apiece.

Jesus said unto them, “Fill the waterpots with water.” And they filled them up to the brim.

And He said unto them, “Draw some out now, and bear it unto the governor of the feast.” And they took it.

When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, not knowing from whence it had come (but the servants who drew the water knew), the governor of the feast called the bridegroom

10 and said unto him, “Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine, and when men have drunk well, then that which is worse; but thou hast kept the good wine until now.”

11 This beginning of miracles Jesus did in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth His glory; and His disciples believed in Him.

12 After this He went down to Capernaum, He and His mother and His brethren and His disciples; and they continued there a few days.

13 And the Jews’ Passover was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem

14 and found in the temple those who sold oxen and sheep and doves, and also the changers of money, sitting there.

15 And when He had made a scourge of small cords, He drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and the oxen, and poured out the changers’ money and overthrew the tables.

16 And He said unto those who sold doves, “Take these things hence! Make not My Father’s house a house of merchandise!”

17 And His disciples remembered that it was written: “The zeal of Thine house hath eaten me up.”

18 Then the Jews answered and said unto Him, “What sign showest thou unto us, seeing that thou doest these things?”

19 Jesus answered and said unto them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.”

20 Then said the Jews, “Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou raise it up in three days?”

21 But He spoke of the temple of His body.

22 When therefore He was risen from the dead, His disciples remembered that He had said this unto them. And they believed the Scripture and the Word which Jesus had said.

23 Now when He was in Jerusalem at the Passover on the feast day, many believed in His name when they saw the miracles which He did.

24 But Jesus did not commit Himself unto them, because He knew all men,

25 and needed not that any should testify of man, for He knew what was in man.

There was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews.

The same came to Jesus by night and said unto Him, “Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God; for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, unless God be with him.”

Jesus answered and said unto him, “Verily, verily I say unto thee, unless a man be born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of God.”

Nicodemus said unto Him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?”

Jesus answered, “Verily, verily I say unto thee, unless a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the Kingdom of God.

That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

Marvel not that I said unto thee, ‘Ye must be born again.’

The wind bloweth where it will, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.”

Nicodemus answered and said unto Him, “How can these things be?”

10 Jesus answered and said unto him, “Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things?

11 Verily, verily I say unto thee, we speak what we know and testify what we have seen; and ye receive not our witness.

12 If I have told you earthly things and ye believe not, how shall ye believe if I tell you of heavenly things?

13 And no man hath ascended up to Heaven, but He that came down from Heaven, even the Son of Man who is in Heaven.

14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up,

15 that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.

16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

17 For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.

18 “He that believeth in Him is not condemned; but He that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

19 And this is the condemnation: that Light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.

21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.”

22 After these things Jesus and His disciples came into the land of Judea, and there He tarried with them, and baptized.

23 And John also was baptizing at Aenon near Salim, because there was much water there. And they came and were baptized,

24 for John had not yet been cast into prison.

25 Then there arose a question between some of John’s disciples and the Jews about purifying.

26 And they came unto John and said unto him, “Rabbi, He that was with thee beyond the Jordan, to whom thou bearest witness — behold, the same baptizeth and all men come to Him.”

27 John answered and said, “A man can receive nothing, unless it be given him from Heaven.

28 Ye yourselves bear me witness that I said, ‘I am not the Christ,’ but that ‘I am sent before Him.’

29 He that hath the bride is the bridegroom; but the friend of the bridegroom, who standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom’s voice. This my joy, therefore, is fulfilled.

30 He must increase, but I must decrease.

31 “He that cometh from above is above all; he that is of the earth is earthly and speaketh of the earth. He that cometh from Heaven is above all.

32 And what He hath seen and heard, to that He testifieth, and no man receiveth His testimony.

33 He that hath received His testimony hath set his seal to this: that God is true.

34 For He whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God, for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto Him.

35 The Father loveth the Son and hath given all things into His hand.

36 He that believeth in the Son hath everlasting life; and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abideth on him.”

When therefore the Lord knew how the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John

(though Jesus Himself baptized not, but His disciples),

He left Judea and departed again into Galilee,

and He needed to go through Samaria.

Then came He to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph.

Now Jacob’s well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with His journey, sat thus by the well; and it was about the sixth hour.

There came a woman of Samaria to draw water. Jesus said unto her, “Give Me to drink.”

(For His disciples had gone away unto the city to buy meat.)

Then said the woman of Samaria unto Him, “How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest a drink of me, who am a woman of Samaria?” For the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans.

10 Jesus answered and said unto her, “If thou knewest the gift of God and who it is that saith to thee, ‘Give Me to drink,’ thou wouldest have asked of Him, and He would have given thee living water.”

11 The woman said unto Him, “Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep. From whence then hast thou that living water?

12 Art thou greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well and drank thereof himself, and his children and his cattle?”

13 Jesus answered and said unto her, “Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again,

14 but whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.”

15 The woman said unto Him, “Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw.”

16 Jesus said unto her, “Go, call thy husband, and come hither.”

17 The woman answered and said, “I have no husband.” Jesus said unto her, “Thou hast well said, ‘I have no husband’;

18 for thou hast had five husbands, and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband. In that thou saidst truly.”

19 The woman said unto Him, “Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet.

20 Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, and ye say that Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.”

21 Jesus said unto her, “Woman, believe Me, the hour cometh when ye shall neither on this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father.

22 Ye worship ye know not what; we know what we worship, for salvation is of the Jews.

23 But the hour cometh and now is, when the true worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth; for the Father seeketh such to worship Him.

24 God is a Spirit, and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth.”

25 The woman said unto Him, “I know that Messiah cometh, who is called Christ. When He has come, He will tell us all things.”

26 Jesus said unto her, “I that speak unto thee am He.”

27 And upon this came His disciples and marveled that He talked with the woman; yet no man said, “What seekest Thou?” or, “Why talkest Thou with her?”

28 The woman then left her waterpot, and went her way into the city and said to the men,

29 “Come, see a man who told me all things that ever I did. Is not this the Christ?”

30 Then they went out of the city and came unto Him.

31 Meanwhile His disciples entreated Him, saying, “Master, eat.”

32 But He said unto them, “I have meat to eat that ye know not of.”

33 Therefore the disciples said one to another, “Hath any man brought Him aught to eat?”

34 Jesus said unto them, “My meat is to do the will of Him that sent Me, and to finish His work.

35 Say not ye, ‘There are yet four months and then cometh the harvest’? Behold, I say unto you, lift up your eyes and look on the fields, for they are white already to harvest.

36 And he that reapeth receiveth wages and gathereth fruit unto life eternal, that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together.

37 And herein is that saying true, ‘One soweth and another reapeth.’

38 I sent you to reap that whereon ye bestowed no labor; other men labored, and ye have entered into their labors.”

39 And many of the Samaritans of that city believed in Him because of the saying of the woman who testified, “He told me all that ever I did.”

40 So when the Samaritans had come unto Him, they besought Him that He would tarry with them; and He abode there two days.

41 And many more believed because of His own word,

42 and said unto the woman, “Now we believe, not because of thy saying, for we have heard Him ourselves and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Savior of the world.”

43 Now after two days He departed thence and went into Galilee.

44 For Jesus Himself testified that a prophet hath no honor in his own country.

45 Then when He had come into Galilee, the Galileans received Him, having seen all the things that He did at Jerusalem at the feast; for they also had gone to the feast.

46 So Jesus came again into Cana of Galilee where He had made the water wine. And there was a certain nobleman, whose son was sick at Capernaum.

47 When he heard that Jesus had come out of Judea into Galilee, he went unto Him and besought Him that He would come down and heal his son, for he was at the point of death.

48 Then Jesus said unto him, “Unless ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe.”

49 The nobleman said unto Him, “Sir, come down ere my child die!”

50 Jesus said unto him, “Go thy way; thy son liveth.” And the man believed the word that Jesus had spoken unto him, and he went his way.

51 And as he was going down, his servants met him and told him, saying, “Thy son liveth!”

52 Then he inquired of them the hour when he began to be healed. And they said unto him, “Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him.”

53 So the father knew that it was at the same hour in which Jesus had said unto him, “Thy son liveth.” And he himself believed, and his whole house.

54 This is again the second miracle that Jesus did when He had come out of Judea into Galilee.

After this there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.

Now there is in Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches.

In these lay a great multitude of invalid folk — blind, halt, withered — waiting for the moving of the water.

For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool and troubled the water. Whosoever then first stepped in, after the troubling of the water, was made whole of whatsoever disease he had.

And a certain man was there who had an infirmity for thirty and eight years.

When Jesus saw him lying there, and knew that he had been in that state a long time, He said unto him, “Wilt thou be made whole?”

The infirm man answered Him, “Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool; but while I am coming, another steppeth down before me.”

Jesus said unto him, “Rise, take up thy bed, and walk.”

And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed and walked. Now it was the Sabbath on that day.

10 The Jews therefore said unto him that was cured, “It is the Sabbath day; it is not lawful for thee to carry thy bed.”

11 He answered them, “He that made me whole said unto me, ‘Take up thy bed and walk.’”

12 Then they asked him, “What man is that who said unto thee, ‘Take up thy bed and walk’?”

13 And he that was healed knew not who it was, for Jesus had removed Himself away, a multitude being in that place.

14 Afterward Jesus found him in the temple and said unto him, “Behold, thou art made whole. Sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee.”

15 The man departed, and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had made him whole.

16 And therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus and sought to slay Him, because He had done these things on the Sabbath day.

17 But Jesus answered them, “My Father worketh hitherto, and I work.”

18 Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill Him, because He not only had broken the Sabbath, but said also that God was His Father, making Himself equal with God.

19 Then answered Jesus and said unto them, “Verily, verily I say unto you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He seeth the Father do; for what things soever He doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.

20 For the Father loveth the Son and showeth Him all things that He Himself doeth; and He will show Him greater works than these, that ye may marvel.

21 For as the Father raiseth up the dead and quickeneth them, even so the Son quickeneth whom He will.

22 For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son,

23 that all men should honor the Son, even as they honor the Father. He that honoreth not the Son honoreth not the Father who hath sent Him.

24 Verily, verily I say unto you, he that heareth My Word and believeth in Him that sent Me, hath everlasting life and shall not come into condemnation, but is passed from death unto life.

25 “Verily, verily I say unto you, the hour is coming and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God; and they that hear shall live.

26 For as the Father hath life in Himself, so hath He given to the Son to have life in Himself,

27 and hath given Him authority to execute judgment also, because He is the Son of Man.

28 Marvel not at this; for the hour is coming in which all that are in the graves shall hear His voice

29 and shall come forth — they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life, and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.

30 “I can of Mine own self do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is just, because I seek not Mine own will, but the will of the Father who hath sent Me.

31 If I bear witness of Myself, My witness is not true.

32 There is Another that beareth witness of Me, and I know that the witness which He witnesseth of Me is true.

33 “Ye sent unto John, and he bore witness unto the truth.

34 But I receive not testimony from man, but these things I say, that ye might be saved.

35 He was a burning and a shining light, and ye were willing for a season to rejoice in his light.

36 But I have greater witness than that of John; for the works which the Father hath given Me to finish, the same works that I do, bear witness of Me that the Father hath sent Me.

37 And the Father Himself, who hath sent Me, hath borne witness of Me. Ye have neither heard His voice at any time, nor seen His shape.

38 And ye have not His Word abiding in you; for Whom He hath sent, Him ye believe not.

39 “Search the Scriptures, for in them ye think ye have eternal life; and it is they which testify of Me.

40 And ye will not come to Me, that ye might have life!

41 I receive not honor from men.

42 But I know you, that ye have not the love of God in you.

43 I have come in My Father’s name, and ye receive Me not; if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.

44 How can ye believe, who receive honor one from another, and seek not the honor that cometh from God only?

45 Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father. There is one that accuseth you, even Moses, in whom ye trust.

46 For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed Me, for he wrote of Me.

47 But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe My words?”

After these things Jesus went across the Sea of Galilee which is the Sea of Tiberias.

And a great multitude followed Him, because they saw His miracles which He did on those who were diseased.

And Jesus went up onto a mountain, and there He sat with His disciples.

Now the Passover, a feast of the Jews, was nigh.

And when Jesus lifted up His eyes and saw a great company coming unto Him, He said unto Philip, “Whence shall we buy bread, that these may eat?”

And this He said to test him, for He Himself knew what He would do.

Philip answered Him, “Two hundred pennyworth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may take a little.”

One of His disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, said unto Him,

“There is a lad here who hath five barley loaves and two small fishes, but what are they among so many?”

10 And Jesus said, “Make the men sit down.” Now there was much grass in the place; so the men sat down, in number about five thousand.

11 And Jesus took the loaves, and when He had given thanks, He distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to those who were sitting down; and likewise of the fishes, as much as they wanted.

12 When they were filled, He said unto His disciples, “Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost.”

13 Therefore they gathered them together, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves, which remained over and above, unto them that had eaten.

14 Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus had done, said, “This is in truth that Prophet who is coming into the world!”

15 When Jesus therefore perceived that they would come and take Him by force to make Him a king, He departed again onto a mountain alone.

16 And as evening had now come, His disciples went down unto the sea,

17 and entered into a boat and went over the sea toward Capernaum. And it was now dark, and Jesus had not come to them.

18 And the sea arose by reason of a great wind that blew.

19 So when they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the sea and drawing nigh unto the boat; and they were afraid.

20 But He said unto them, “It is I; be not afraid.”

21 Then they willingly received Him into the boat, and immediately the boat was at the land whither they were going.

22 The day following, when the people who stood on the other side of the sea saw that there was no other boat there, save the one into which His disciples had entered, and that Jesus had not gone with His disciples into the boat, but that His disciples had gone away alone

23 (however there came other boats from Tiberias nigh unto the place where they had eaten bread after the Lord had given thanks)”

24 when the people therefore saw that Jesus was not there, neither His disciples, they also took boats and came to Capernaum, seeking for Jesus.

25 And when they had found Him on the other side of the sea, they said unto Him, “Rabbi, when camest thou hither?”

26 Jesus answered them and said, “Verily, verily I say unto you, ye seek Me, not because ye saw the miracles, but because ye ate of the loaves and were filled.

27 Labor not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of Man shall give unto you; for on Him hath God the Father set His seal.”

28 Then said they unto Him, “What shall we do, that we might work the works of God?”

29 Jesus answered and said unto them, “This is the work of God: that ye believe in Him whom He hath sent.”

30 They said therefore unto Him, “What sign showest thou then, that we may see and believe thee? What works dost thou do?

31 Our fathers ate manna in the desert; as it is written: ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’”

32 Then Jesus said unto them, “Verily, verily I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from Heaven, but My Father giveth you the true bread from Heaven.

33 For the bread of God is He that cometh down from Heaven, and giveth life unto the world.”

34 Then they said unto Him, “Lord, evermore give us this bread.”

35 And Jesus said unto them, “I am the Bread of Life. He that cometh to Me shall never hunger, and he that believeth in Me shall never thirst.

36 But I said unto you that ye also have seen Me, and believe not.

37 All that the Father giveth Me shall come to Me, and him that cometh to Me I will in no wise cast out.

38 For I came down from Heaven, not to do Mine own will, but the will of Him that sent Me.

39 And this is the Father’s will who hath sent Me, that of all which He hath given Me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the Last Day.

40 And this is the will of Him that sent Me: that every one who seeth the Son and believeth in Him may have everlasting life, and I will raise him up at the Last Day.”

41 The Jews then murmured at Him, because He said, “I am the Bread which came down from Heaven.”

42 And they said, “Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How is it then that he saith, ‘I came down from Heaven’?”

43 Jesus therefore answered and said unto them, “Murmur not among yourselves.

44 No man can come to Me unless the Father who hath sent Me draw him; and I will raise him up at the Last Day.

45 It is written in the Prophets: ‘And they shall all be taught by God.’ Every man therefore that hath heard and hath learned from the Father cometh unto Me.

46 Not that any man hath seen the Father, save He that is of God; He hath seen the Father.

47 Verily, verily I say unto you, He that believeth in Me hath everlasting life.

48 I am that Bread of Life.

49 Your fathers ate manna in the wilderness, and are dead.

50 This is the Bread which cometh down from Heaven, that a man may eat thereof and not die.

51 I am the living Bread which came down from Heaven. If any man eat of this Bread, he shall live for ever; and the Bread that I will give is My flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.”

52 The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying, “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?”

53 Then Jesus said unto them, “Verily, verily I say unto you, unless ye eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, ye have no life in you.

54 Whoso eateth My flesh and drinketh My blood hath eternal life, and I will raise him up at the Last Day.

55 For My flesh is meat indeed, and My blood is drink indeed.

56 He that eateth My flesh and drinketh My blood dwelleth in Me, and I in him.

57 As the living Father hath sent Me, and I live by the Father, so he that eateth Me, even he shall live by Me.

58 This is that Bread which came down from Heaven, not as your fathers ate manna and are dead; he that eateth of this Bread shall live for ever.”

59 These things said He in the synagogue as He taught in Capernaum.

60 Many of His disciples therefore, when they had heard this, said, “This is a hard saying; who can hear it?”

61 When Jesus knew in Himself that His disciples murmured at it, He said unto them, “Doth this offend you?

62 What if ye shall see the Son of Man ascend up where He was before?

63 It is the Spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing. The words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

64 But there are some of you that believe not.” For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were who believed not and who should betray Him.

65 And He said, “Therefore said I unto you that no man can come unto Me, unless it were given unto him by My Father.”

66 From that time many of His disciples went back and walked no more with Him.

67 Then Jesus said unto the twelve, “Will ye also go away?”

68 Then Simon Peter answered Him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? Thou hast the words of eternal life,

69 and we believe and are sure that Thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God.”

70 Jesus answered them, “Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil?”

71 He spoke of Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon, for he it was who should betray Him, being one of the twelve.

After these things, Jesus walked in Galilee, for He would not walk in Judea, because the Jews sought to kill Him.

Now the Jews’ Feast of Tabernacles was at hand.

His brethren therefore said unto Him, “Depart hence and go into Judea, that thy disciples also may see the works that thou doest.

For no man doeth anything in secret if he himself seeketh to be known openly. If thou do these things, show thyself to the world.”

For neither did His brethren believe in Him.

Then Jesus said unto them, “My time is not yet come, but your time is always ready.

The world cannot hate you, but Me it hateth, because I testify of it that the works thereof are evil.

Go ye up unto this feast. I go not up yet unto this feast, for My time is not yet fully come.”

When He had said these words unto them, He remained still in Galilee.

10 But when His brethren had gone up, then He also went up unto the feast, not openly but, as it were, in secret.

11 Then the Jews sought Him at the feast and said, “Where is he?”

12 And there was much murmuring among the people concerning Him. For some said, “He is a good man,” and others said, “Nay, for he deceiveth the people.”

13 Yet no man spoke openly of Him for fear of the Jews.

14 Now about the midst of the feast, Jesus went up into the temple and taught.

15 And the Jews marveled, saying, “How knoweth this man letters, having never learned?”

16 Jesus answered them, “My doctrine is not Mine, but His that sent Me.

17 If any man will do His will, he shall know of the doctrine whether it be from God, or whether I speak from Myself.

18 He that speaketh from himself seeketh his own glory; but He that seeketh the glory of Him that sent Him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in Him.

19 Did not Moses give you the law, and yet none of you keepeth the law? Why go ye about to kill Me?”

20 The people answered and said, “Thou hast a devil. Who goeth about to kill thee?”

21 Jesus answered and said unto them, “I have done one work, and ye all marvel.

22 Moses therefore gave unto you circumcision (not because it is of Moses, but of the fathers), and ye on the Sabbath day circumcise a man.

23 If a man receive circumcision on the Sabbath day, that the Law of Moses should not be broken, are ye angry at Me because I have made a man every whit whole on the Sabbath day?

24 Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.”

25 Then said some of them from Jerusalem, “Is not this he whom they seek to kill?

26 But lo, he speaketh boldly, and they say nothing unto him. Do the rulers know indeed that this is the very Christ?

27 Yet we know from whence this man comes; but when Christ cometh, no man will know from whence He comes.”

28 Then Jesus cried out in the temple as He taught, saying, “Ye both know Me, and ye know from whence I am. And I am not come of Myself, but He that sent Me is true, whom ye know not.

29 But I know Him, for I am from Him, and He hath sent Me.”

30 Then they sought to take Him; but no man laid hands on Him, because His hour had not yet come.

31 And many of the people believed in Him and said, “When Christ cometh, will He do more miracles than these which this man hath done?”

32 The Pharisees heard that the people murmured such things concerning Him, and the Pharisees and the chief priests sent officers to take Him.

33 Then said Jesus unto them, “Yet a little while am I with you, and then I go unto Him that sent Me.

34 Ye shall seek Me, and shall not find Me; and where I am, thither ye cannot come.”

35 Then the Jews said among themselves, “Whither will he go that we shall not find him? Will he go unto the dispersed among the Gentiles, and teach the Gentiles?

36 What manner of saying is this that he said, ‘Ye shall seek me and shall not find me; and where I am, thither ye cannot come’?”

37 On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If any man thirst, let him come unto Me, and drink.

38 He that believeth in Me, as the Scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.”

39 (But this He spoke of the Spirit, whom those who believe in Him should receive; for the Holy Ghost was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.)

40 Many of the people therefore, when they heard this saying, said, “In truth this is the Prophet.”

41 Others said, “This is the Christ.” But some said, “Shall Christ come out of Galilee?

42 Hath not the Scripture said that Christ cometh out of the seed of David, and out of the town of Bethlehem where David was?”

43 So there was a division among the people because of Him.

44 And some of them would have taken Him, but no man laid hands on Him.

45 Then came the officers to the chief priests and Pharisees, who said unto them, “Why have ye not brought him?”

46 The officers answered, “Never did man speak like this man!”

47 Then the Pharisees answered them, “Are ye also deceived?

48 Have any of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed in him?

49 But this people, who knoweth not the law, are cursed.”

50 Nicodemus said unto them (he that came to Jesus by night, being one of them),

51 “Doth our law judge any man before it hear him and know what he doeth?”

52 They answered and said unto him, “Art thou also from Galilee? Search and look, for out of Galilee ariseth no prophet.”

53 And every man went unto his own house.

Jesus went unto the Mount of Olives.

And early in the morning He came again into the temple, and all the people came unto Him; and He sat down and taught them.

And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto Him a woman taken in adultery. And when they had set her in the midst,

they said unto Him, “Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act.

Now Moses in the law commanded us that such should be stoned but what sayest thou?”

This they said testing Him, that they might have cause to accuse Him. But Jesus stooped down and with His finger wrote on the ground, as though He heard them not.

So when they continued asking Him, He lifted Himself up and said unto them, “He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.”

And again He stooped down and wrote on the ground.

And they who heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning with the eldest even unto the last, and Jesus was left alone with the woman standing in the midst.

10 When Jesus had lifted Himself up and saw none but the woman, He said unto her, “Woman, where are those thine accusers? Hath no man condemned thee?”

11 She said, “No man, Lord.” And Jesus said unto her, “Neither do I condemn thee; go, and sin no more.”

12 Then spoke Jesus again unto them, saying, “I am the Light of the world. He that followeth Me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.”

13 The Pharisees therefore said unto Him, “Thou bearest record of thyself; thy record is not true.”

14 Jesus answered and said unto them, “Though I bear record of Myself, yet My record is true, for I know whence I came and whither I go; but ye cannot tell whence I come and whither I go.

15 Ye judge according to the flesh; I judge no man.

16 And yet if I judge, My judgment is true; for I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent Me.

17 It is also written in your law that the testimony of two men is true.

18 I am One that bear witness of Myself, and the Father that sent Me beareth witness of Me.”

19 Then they said unto Him, “Where is thy father?” Jesus answered, “Ye neither know Me, nor My Father. If ye had known Me, ye should have known My Father also.”

20 These words spoke Jesus in the treasury as He taught in the temple, and no man laid hands on Him, for His hour was not yet come.

21 Then Jesus said again unto them, “I go My way, and ye shall seek Me, and shall die in your sins. Whither I go, ye cannot come.”

22 Then said the Jews, “Will he kill himself, because he saith, ‘Whither I go ye cannot come’?”

23 And He said unto them, “Ye are from beneath; I am from above. Ye are of this world; I am not of this world.

24 I said therefore unto you that ye shall die in your sins; for if ye believe not that I am He, ye shall die in your sins.”

25 Then they said unto Him, “Who art thou?” And Jesus said unto them, “Even the same that I said unto you from the beginning.

26 I have many things to say and to judge of you, but He that sent Me is true; and I speak to the world those things which I have heard of Him.”

27 They understood not that He spoke to them of the Father.

28 Then said Jesus unto them, “When ye have lifted up the Son of Man, then shall ye know that I am He, and that I do nothing of Myself; but as My Father hath taught Me, I speak these things.

29 And He that sent Me is with Me. The Father hath not left Me alone, for I do always those things that please Him.”

30 As He spoke those words, many believed in Him.

31 Then said Jesus to those Jews who believed in Him, “If ye continue in My Word, then are ye My disciples indeed.

32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”

33 They answered Him, “We are Abraham’s seed, and were never in bondage to any man. How sayest thou, ‘Ye shall be made free’?”

34 Jesus answered them, “Verily, verily I say unto you, whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.

35 And the servant abideth not in the house for ever, but the Son abideth ever.

36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

37 I know that ye are Abraham’s seed, but ye seek to kill Me, because My Word hath no place in you.

38 I speak that which I have seen with My Father, and ye do that which ye have seen with your father.”

39 They answered and said unto Him, “Abraham is our father.” Jesus said unto them, “If ye were Abraham’s children, ye would do the works of Abraham.

40 But now ye seek to kill Me, a Man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard from God: this did not Abraham.

41 Ye do the deeds of your father.” Then they said to Him, “We are not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God.”

42 Jesus said unto them, “If God were your Father, ye would love Me, for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of Myself, but He sent Me.

43 Why do ye not understand My speech? Even because ye cannot hear My Word!

44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own, for he is a liar and the father of it.

45 And because I tell you the truth, ye believe Me not.

46 Which of you convicteth Me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe Me?

47 He that is of God heareth God’s words; ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.”

48 Then the Jews answered and said unto Him, “Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan and hast a devil?”

49 Jesus answered, “I have not a devil, but I honor My Father, and ye do dishonor Me.

50 And I seek not Mine own glory; there is One that seeketh and judgeth.

51 Verily, verily I say unto you, if a man keep My saying, he shall never see death.”

52 Then said the Jews unto Him, “Now we know that thou hast a devil! Abraham is dead and the prophets; and thou sayest, ‘If a man keep my saying he shall never taste of death.’

53 Art thou greater than our father Abraham, who is dead? And the prophets are dead. Whom makest thou thyself?”

54 Jesus answered, “If I honor Myself, My honor is nothing. It is My Father that honoreth Me, of whom ye say that He is your God.

55 Yet ye have not known Him, but I know Him. And if I should say, ‘I know Him not,’ I shall be a liar like unto you. But I know Him and keep His saying.

56 Your father Abraham rejoiced to see My day; and He saw it and was glad.”

57 Then said the Jews unto Him, “Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham?”

58 Jesus said unto them, “Verily, verily I say unto you, before Abraham was, I am!”

59 Then they took up stones to cast at Him; but Jesus hid Himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.

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